1 a salt deposit that animals regularly lick [syn: salt lick]
2 touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet" [syn: lap]
1 beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!" [syn: bat, clobber, drub, thrash]
2 pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand" [syn: lap]
3 find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem" [syn: solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, work]
4 take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast" [syn: lap, lap up]
- Rhymes with: -ɪk
to stroke with a tongue
- Bosnian: lizati
- Catalan: llepar
- Croatian: lizati, liznuti
- Czech: lízat
- Dutch: likken
- Faroese: sleikja
- French: lécher
- German: lecken
- Greek: γλείφω (gleírw)
- Icelandic: sleikja
- Indonesian: jilat
- Italian: leccare
- Lao: (lia)
- Persian: (lisidan)
- Polish: lizać
- Russian: лизать (lizát')
- Spanish: lamer
- Swedish: slicka
- Turkish: yala
Translations to be checked
to lick - to be categorized
- The act of licking.
- The cat gave its fur a lick.
- The amount of some substance obtainable with a single lick.
- Give me a lick of ice cream.
- A place where animals lick minerals from the ground.
- The birds gathered at the clay lick.
- A stroke or blow.
- Hit that wedge a good lick with the sledgehammer.
- A bit.
- You don't have a lick of sense.
- I didn't do a lick of work today.
- You don't have a lick of sense.
- A short motif.
- There are some really good blues licks in this solo.
Lick may refer to:
- Licking, passing the tongue over a surface
- Lick (music), a short phrase, or series of notes, often improvised by a musician
- Lick (band), an American band, fl. 1990s
- Lick (album), by The Lemonheads
- Lick granuloma, a skin disorder in dogs
- Lick Township, Jackson County, Ohio, United States
- Salt lick, a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
- Lick (stream), a small or ephemeral stream
In things named after James Lick (see people, below):
- Lick (crater), a crater on the Moon
- Lick Observatory, an astronomical observatory in California, United States
- James Lick telescope, a telescope in the observatory; also called the "Great Lick Refractor" or "Lick Refractor"
- James Lick Freeway, U.S. Route 101 in California
- James Lick High School, near San Jose, California
- James Lick Mansion, Lick's estate in Santa Clara, California
- James Lick Skyway, a connector freeway in San Francisco, California
- 1951 Lick, an asteroid
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